Trump: Declassify the Russia-Gate Hoax

Read part 1 The explanation for the kind of soft-power aggression embedded in Washington globe-spanning "sanctions" regime, as we detailed in Part 1, is not national security: It’s simply what Imperial Washington does for a living. In the same vein, the billions of taxpayer money being pumped through the foreign policy agencies, NGOs, think tanks, … Continue reading “Trump: Declassify the Russia-Gate Hoax”

Trump’s Timidity Is Letting Comey Off the Hook

Because President Donald Trump has again pulled the rug out from under them, House Republicans face Mission Impossible on Friday when they try to hold ex-FBI Director James Comey accountable for his highly dubious authorization of surveillance on erstwhile Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Comey let go his unprecedented legal maneuver to have a court … Continue reading “Trump’s Timidity Is Letting Comey Off the Hook”

Could Persecution Become Prosecution for Assange?

In mid October, six months into the communications blockade on its founder, WikiLeaks issued a statement which included the following. "Ecuador has told WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it will remove the isolation regime imposed on him following meetings between two senior UN officials and Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno on Friday" These officials were the … Continue reading “Could Persecution Become Prosecution for Assange?”

What Is Left for the US To Do in Afghanistan? The Answer: Lose.

I’ll admit it. I’m sick of writing about America’s longest war – the quagmire in Afghanistan. Still, in a time of near media blackout on this issue, someone has to keep banging the drum. Of late, it seems every single week that those of us who follow the war are inundated with more bad news. … Continue reading “What Is Left for the US To Do in Afghanistan? The Answer: Lose.”

Israel’s New War of Attrition on Jerusalem’s Palestinians

Czech president Milos Zeman offered Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-nationalist government a fillip during his visit to Israel last week. He inaugurated a cultural and trade center, Czech House, just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls. At the opening, he expressed hope it would serve as a precursor to his country relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv to … Continue reading “Israel’s New War of Attrition on Jerusalem’s Palestinians”

A Vital Primer on the Push for War in Iran

Want another thing to keep you up at night? Consider a conversation between longtime Middle East reporter Reese Erlich and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Charles Freeman, Jr. on the people currently directing the Trump administration’s policy toward Iran. Commenting on National Security Advisor John Bolton’s defense of the invasion of Iraq, Freeman says … Continue reading “A Vital Primer on the Push for War in Iran”

Trump Foreign Policy: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Different Result

After a week of insisting that a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina was going to happen, President Trump at the last minute sent out a Tweet explaining that due to a Russia/Ukraine dispute in the Sea of Azov he would no longer be willing to meet his Russian … Continue reading “Trump Foreign Policy: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Different Result”

When American Warmongers Unite

A gross political diversion has found its way onto American mainstream and social media recently, one that stinks of historical manipulation and neoconservative bias. It showed its face during the reaction to the death of John McCain and continued with Joe Biden presenting a farcical award to George W. Bush. It’s the continued white washing … Continue reading “When American Warmongers Unite”

34% of Americans Believe US Elites Exploited 9/11 for Gain

A single common theme emerges from most public discussions of U.S. foreign policy. No matter how widespread the carnage, devastating the financial impact or enormous the opportunity cost of war – the United States is always presumed to have meant well. US foreign policies are designed as much to improve the well-being of foreigners as … Continue reading “34% of Americans Believe US Elites Exploited 9/11 for Gain”